New Historical Fantasy: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

Pitched as “Pride and Prejudice and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell” this debut novel called Shades of Milk and Honey sounds intriguing. I’m not sure about the movie promo technique of trying to compare it to other books though. The Jane Austen allusion would actually put me off a bit, whereas I’m very interested in the comparison to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

There is a sample chapter, which is very Jane Austen like, and also a trailer, see below, which looks lovely, and presumably alludes the story as well. Interesting, but I wonder if this is another form of mash-up rather than something original like Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

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